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Giving Thanks to Our Awesome Team!

As Thanksgiving fast approaches, we have a lot to give thanks for. Just about a year ago, our excellent design firm, Think Brownstone, launched our website and cast the Tradestone seed into the world. We swiftly expanded with Tradestone Cafe that winter, and soon after came our catering division.  We couldn't have done so much so quickly without some […]

Welcome to our Winter Wonderland!

If the chill in the air this weekend was any indicator, our Winter Holiday Line has arrived just in time to provide familiar flavors as welcomed and comforting as your favorite cozy sweater. We've decked out our chocolates with seasonal ingredients like pears, peppermint, gingerbread, cranberries, chestnuts and vanilla, creating belly-warming indulgences and enchanting edible gifts. ...

Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting – 11/14

In celebration of the launch of our Whiskey Tasting Box, a collaboration with Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey, we are hosting a Tasting Event next Friday, 11/14. Join John Cooper from Dad’s Hat Rye and Fred Ortega, our Chef / Owner, for a led tasting of 3 chocolates (Double Mint, Cinnamon & Caramel Apple) paired […]

Whiskey Tasting Box: A Collaboration with Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye

Introducing the Whiskey Tasting Box, created in collaboration with Dad’s Hat Rye, distilled in Bristol, PA. A warm and festive pairing that complements merry-making this coming season.   Featuring our Cinnamon, Double Mint and Caramel Apple confections, these selections from our signature line are enhanced when enjoyed with a glass of Rye in ways that will delight the lover of [&he...

Fall Events & Shipping Special!

It's a fresh week, and we couldn't be happier about the great things that the autumn is bringing to our schedule. Pull on a snuggly sweater, and join us for some Fall Fun at any of the following spots. N3RD Street Farmer's Market — Old City, 3rd & Market 2 – 7pm, Tuesdays through November […]

Chocolate-Covered Caramels

IT’S CHOCOLATE-COVERED CARAMEL WEEK AT TRADESTONE CONFECTIONS AND WE PROVE THAT WE KNOW HOW TO PARTY.  We have drenched our best-selling, buttery salted caramel in both creamy milk and salted dark Valhrona chocolate, and the results are worth celebrating.   No matter where you’re going, there is a box of chocolate-covered caramels to bring along […]

3 Reasons to Go Local with Your Fall Drink

There’s a reason that Americans look forward to fall almost more than any other season, even though it means the end of summer and a slow trudge towards increasingly unbearable cold. Warm. Fall. Drinks. When you picture yourself in bleachers lit by Friday night lights, loading your kids onto a hayride, or searching for the […]

The Ultimate Summer Moment

At Tradestone, we’re always seeking out quintessential ‘seasonal moments’ and finding ways to enhance them with flavor. To us, the longer, hotter days of summer cry out for refreshing post-dinner drinks. The cocktail is to summer what cider is to fall. Chef Ortega has crafted a brand new confection to enhance those summer libations. He […]

Chocolate + Whiskey: A Father’s Day Win

CHOCOLATE + WHISKEY: A FATHER'S DAY WIN   Men can be notoriously hard to buy for, but Tradestone Confections has come to your rescue with the ultimate Father's Day gift: our single origin chocolate bars paired with your favorite whiskey. Pick out a bottle of the good stuff with a low sugar, high alcohol content (Dad […]